The 76-year-old singer opened his show with Pinball Wizard, dressed up in his famous gold suit and pink glasses, accompanied by fireworks – with some special guests joining him on the show. stage.
Via Chris Lockyer, arts and entertainment reporter
Sunday, June 25, 2023 23:21, UK
Sir Elton John hailed a “very special and emotional night” as he took to the stage at the Glastonbury Festival to give his final UK gig.
Singer 76 years old opened his opening with Pinball Wizard, dressed up in his famous gold suit and pink glasses, accompanied by fireworks.
He then started playing The Bitch Is Back, before addressing the crowd, saying, “I never thought I would play Glastonbury and here I am.
“It was a very special and emotional night for me because it could was my last show in the UKso I better play well and I should entertain you better, you’ve been standing there for so long and I really appreciate all the skins and everything.”
He followed Bennie And The Jets and Daniel, followed by what appeared to be an accommodating crowd on the festival’s iconic Pyramid Stage.
Aerial footage of the Somerset farm site shows an entire field filled with festival goers watching the singer.
Watching from the stage were the likes of Paul McCartney and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, as well as Sir Elton’s husband David Furnish.
Taron Egerton is also watching, after playing Sir Elton in the Rocketman biopic.
The star’s first musical guest was Jacob Lusk from the Gabriels, with the pair singing Are You Ready For Love? with a gospel choir.
American singer-songwriter Stephen Sanchez was the second guest, who performed his own song Until I Found You while Sir Elton played the piano with him.
Also performing was Brandon Flowers, singer of The Killers, who performed Tiny Dancer.
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Later, duet with Sir Elton in Don’t Go Breaking My Heart was British nominated singer Rina Sawayama.
Rumors grew throughout the weekend about other artists who might join him, including Glastonbury serial collaborator Dave Grohl, rapper Eminem and pop princess Britney Spears – but they never materialized. .
Sir Elton then performed Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Your Song and Candle In The Wind to the Worthy Farm crowd.
He also dedicated his performance of Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me to George Michael, on the late singer’s 60th birthday.
Concluding his performance, he performed an extended version of Rocket Man while fireworks exploded over the Pyramid Stage, concluding this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Sir Elton has wrapped up his last tour, called the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, which will conclude next month with two nights in Stockholm, Sweden.